Social media productivity: Have an impact online, while still having a life offline

Friday I presented at ConvergeSouth 2012 in Greensboro. I gave a talk about how to use social media productively, by which I mean getting results without having to spend 18 hours a day online. Below are my slides. Social Media Productivity from marktzk If you’re interested in having me speak to your group or conference […]

Tap into the power of LinkedIn in 12 minutes a day

LinkedIn is one of the biggest social media sites on the Internet. It’s usually in the top five, depending on how you measure size. But in terms of B2B activity, sales, professional networking and careers, it’s arguably No. 1. That’s because LinkedIn was built from the ground-up as a social media site for work, not […]

Why you should ignore what GM and Chris Brogan do online

LinkedIn logo

I saw this morning that Chris Brogan, one of the social media world’s A-listers and guiding lights, has closed his LinkedIn account, which included more than 16,000 contacts and 143 recommendations. Many of us would kill for a network that big and that strong, but apparently it wasn’t working for him. Last week, GM made headlines […]

Beware of bad advice on social media metrics

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Lately, I’ve seen a slew of articles — like this, this and this — bashing the use of certain measurements in social media and online marketing efforts. You mean Facebook page “likes” don’t matter? The amount of traffic to your website is irrelevant? And the number of Twitter followers isn’t worth counting? Whoa, Nelly, let’s slow down […]

Four tactics to take corporate social media to the next level

Social media and the corporation

In most companies, social media lives in marketing and/or corporate communications. That’s fine for brand and corporate efforts, but if your company’s social media activities are restricted to just those two functions, you’re not getting everything out of social media that you could be. Companies should think about social media at two levels: The brand […]

Why you should have multiple email accounts

I have a confession to make: I’ve had something on my to-do list for several months now that I’ve been procrastinating on. “Record all email accounts and passwords in one place.” Over the last few months I have been using Clipperz to store my passwords for various accounts. I spend a lot of time online, […]